Friday, April 20, 2012
Hey pallies, likes we've not 'nother profoundly provocative Dino-post for all you Dino-philes 'gain this very Dino-day. From the on-line presence of "The Village Voice" by pontificater Mr. Michael Musto comes the Dino-quiry, "Were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis In Love?
Seems that Musto has got his hands on the Dino and Jerry remembrance, "Everybody Loves Somebody (Especailly Himself)" by Mr. Arthur Marx and Michael quotes Marx sayin' that our Dino and Jerry had "the kind of chemistry that makes for a real love affair."
The Marx publication is one that I have long desired to gets my hands on and read, and this here Dino-prose is goin' get me movin' on that action. Musto's is not the first and will not be the last pallie to ponder the personal relationship between Martin and Lewis and the pages of ilovedinomartin have presented such thoughts before.
Woulda be interested in hearin' your thoughts on this Dino-topic pallies. Thanks to Mr. Michael Musto and the pallies at "The Village Voice" for continuin' to keep the life and times of our Dino before the public. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-message. In our Dino, DMP
Were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis In Love?
By Michael Musto Thu., Apr. 19 2012
Way before Adam Sandler did wacky comedy movies opposite himself, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the reigning goofball team of 1950s cinema.
Well, I just dug up a book about the singer/shticker duo by Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), and it points to some real affection that lurked beneath the animosity that ultimately broke them up.
Martin and Lewis, asserts Marx, had "the kind of chemistry that makes for a real love affair."
"The feelings the two of them had for each other during the early days of their romance," he writes, "no doubt stemmed from nothing more than the usual 'latent homosexuality' that psychiatrists claim exists between all close friends of the same sex."
But Marx quotes a source close to the duo saying that this partnership was based on a real infatuation.
"Everything Jerry did was either to amuse or please Dean," he swears. He adds that Jerry craved a laugh from Dean even more than he wanted it from the audience.
The source also says that some of the sketches Jerry wrote for the duo to perform "had a mild homosexual flavor to them"--like one in which Jerry was hurt when, after he cooked a big meal for Dino, the crooner dissed him to go play golf.
"Jerry was always the 'wife' or 'girlfriend' in those situations," writes Marx.
It's so sweet that a Jew and an Italian with fake names could be so deeply, intricately bonded.
Unfortunately, there was one person Jerry Lewis loved even more than Dean Martin, and that was Jerry Lewis!
End of relationship!